POW!

Hey, hey! I have a fun boy themed layout for you today for The Cut Shoppe!

The Cut Shoppe | Hero Up

The Cut Shoppe | Hero Up

For my layout today I started by cutting the POW portion from the Hero Up Cut File on a scrap piece of pattern paper to use as a mask. I then sprayed Gold Heidi Swapp Color Shine onto the white cardstock. After the Color Shine was dry I added hand stitching using black embroidery floss to let the starburst and letters pop! After the stitching was complete I cut the POW portion of the cut file again on a transparency to add a little more visual interest to the layout.

Here you can really see the shine from the Color Shine!! Love it!

The Cut Shoppe | Hero Up

I then started working on my photo cluster. I have been on a serious scrappy stash bust lately! I’ve been buying all the things from the new collections that are being released and I’m feeling a smidge guilty about the stash I’ve been hoarding collecting. I think after a few more layouts using older products I’ll feel better about all of the shopping I’ve been doing recently! HA! The pattern paper is from an older CTMH collection, Super Heroes, but all of the other products have lost their labels. I did add a couple flair buttons. The “It’s a boy thing” is from Feed Your Craft and I believe the star flair is from A Flair For Buttons?

The Cut Shoppe | Hero Up

I’ve put together a video so you can watch the process. The video also contains a Cricut Design Space tutorial.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to check out The Cut Shoppe for all of the fun cut files that are available! New files are added every other Thursday!!

Kelly Janes

TCS + Creative Scrappers Team Up

Creative Scrappers - The Cut Shoppe August 2016

This month The Cut Shoppe Design Team is teaming up with Creative Scrappers for a fun sketch challenge!

Creative Scrappers - The Cut Shoppe August 2016

For my layout I used A LOT of products from my stash! YAY! It always feels like such an accomplishment to use products from my stash! It is ever growing so I feel a little better about my shopping splurges when I’m actually using up older product that has been lingering for years!

The Cut Shoppe & Creative Scrappers. TCS Happy Clouds Cut File

The background paper is from an older American Crafts DIY Shop Collection. It’s a pretty watercolorish background that looks like it is set within a Polaroid frame. It reminded me of a sunset on a summer day so I naturally gravitated to my Heidi Swapp sunburst stencil to create sun rays on the background using Scattered Straw Distress Ink. Once the background was complete I needed clouds to complete the scene.

Creative Scrappers - The Cut Shoppe August 2016

TCS Happy Clouds Cut File

I used the Happy Clouds Cut File from The Cut Shoppe on white cardstock. I positioned them around the page and wanted to add more texture to the layout so I hand stitched around each cloud. BUT with the sewing on the sunburst plus the hand stitching it was a bit too busy…so I covered a majority of the clouds just by layering the clouds. I slightly offset the layers for a bit of dimension.

Creative Scrappers - The Cut Shoppe August 2016

I then moved onto the photo layering. I used a doily, vellum and fun foam for a bit of dimension. Before adhering that down I added a couple strips of pink pattern paper from the Heidi Swapp Serendipity Collection. I also added a strip of clouds that I believe is from Hampton Art, but it’s been in my stash for a LONG time so I could be wrong on the label!! I also added a banner from the Serendipity Collection. The title are clear stickers from Little Yellow Bicycle and I also added a tiny word sticker from Heidi Swapp. I love that the word strip has all the journaling I need! There’s no place like home, except Grandma’s. It was perfect given that we were swimming at my mom’s pool on this fun summer day! I added a flair button from Hip Kit Club and a few black splatters to finish off the layout!

I’ve also put together a video so you can watch the process:

Did I mention the FREE cut file and DISCOUNT code that is available this month? Click here to download the FREE CUT FILE!

TCS August Discount and FREE cut file

Be sure to head to the Creative Scrappers blog for all the info on how you can play along with this month’s sketch! Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to share your layouts on social media using the hashtag #CreatingWithSketches!!

Kelly Janes

Meet Cute // The Cut Shoppe

I’m back again with another layout for The Cut Shoppe! I came across this photo of my son from 2010 and absolutely loved his expression!

The Cut Shoppe-Plus Infinity

I started this layout by pulling the Plus Infinity Background Cut File into Cricut Design Space and slicing out individual plus signs onto a patterned paper from Simple Stories-Sunshine & Happiness Collection. I wanted to add visual interest that patterned paper so I backed it onto a black & white pattern paper from Amy Tan’s Stitched Collection. I then cut both of those papers at a diagonal and placed them onto a piece of white cardstock.

The Cut Shoppe-Plus Infinity

I then started my photo mat which consists of lots of layers from my stash-including random pattern papers, vellum & pieces from the cut apart sheet from the Amy Tan Stitched Collection. I wanted to pull in a little more yellow to help bring out the yellow that is in the photo mat so I used a combo of Shimmerz No Yoking Coloringz & Heidi Swapp Mustard Color Shine. I then added my title from American Crafts-Amy Tan-Rise & Shine Thickers, a flair button from my stash & a scattering of the plus signs left over from the Plus Infinity Cut File. I also added a chipboard piece from Heidi Swapp & a fabric heart from Amy Tan. I wanted to add a little more visual interest around the photo so I grabbed a few rub-ons from Basic Grey. I added stitching, Black Heidi Swapp Color Shine & enamel dots.

The Cut Shoppe-Plus Infinity

I’ve put together a YouTube Process Video so you can see how this all came together!

Thanks for stopping by & remember to stop by The Cut Shoppe Etsy Store to check out all the cut files!

Kelly Janes

AHSC #170

I’m back with another card for Atlantic Hearts!¬†After three terms I’ve decided not to reapply as a design team member for AHSC so today is my last posting for Atlantic Hearts. I am so grateful to Michelle for allowing me to be part of her team for the past 18 months! I’ve learned so much and had a lot of fun with her sketches! So before I get to my card I want to say a big thank you to Michelle & all the gals at AHSC!!

AHSC #170

For my card today I used a white card base with a white panel cut using a Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangular Die. I then used a Tim Holtz die and cut this teal, glittery piece of fun foam. This stuff is amazing! I found it by accident at Wal-Mart. It cuts in a Big Shot like a dream and the glitter doesn’t flake off! Did I mention it’s adhesive backed?!?

AHSC #170

I also cut the “Thank You” sentiment from a Heidi Swapp die 3 times and layered them to create dimension. I also covered the sentiment with Liquid Glass to add a little more shimmer to the card. I added black & white polka dot washi and splatter of Gold Heidi Swapp Color Shine. This card came together quickly & I’m happy with the end result!!

AHSC170

I’d love for you to head over to Atlantic Hearts to enter your papercrafting interpretation of sketch #170!

Thanks for stopping by!
-Kelly